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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Cruiser Mk VIII (Centaur III)
(also known as Centaur)


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Armour Details


 Front 76mm@0(76.0mm)
 Side  63mm@0(63.0mm)
 Rear  57mm@0(57.0mm)
 Top  20mm@81(20.0mm)


 Front 63mm@0(63.0mm)
 Side  32mm@0(32.0mm)
 Rear  32mm@0(32.0mm)
 Top  20mm@90(20.0mm)


 Front 57mm@0(57.0mm)
 Side  32mm@0(32.0mm)
 Rear  32mm@0(32.0mm)
 Top  20mm@90(20.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 76 (mm) - Minimum 20 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1943 - Unknown
Quantity Produced -
Weight  27.5 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 6.4 (mtr)
Width 2.92 (mtr)
Height 2.49 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 27 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 14 (mph)
Range Road 165 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 395
Power/Weight 14.36 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The Cruiser Mk VIII (Centaur III)also known as Centaur was a cruiser tank used by the british between 1943 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 2.92 metres wide, 6.4 metres long, 2.49 metres high and weighed 27.5 tonnes.

Powered by a 395hp petrol engine the Cruiser Mk VIII (Centaur III) was capable of a road speed of 27mph and a cross country speed of 14mph. The Cruiser Mk VIII (Centaur III) had a road range of 165 miles

Based on the centaur chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun, a Ordnance Q.F. 75mm with a muzzle velocity of 618m/sec which was capable of penetrating 71mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
Ordnance Q.F. 75mm
 Calibre 75 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 618 m/sec
 Shell Weight 6.58 Kg
 Ammunition64 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 79 78 76 71 67 63 59 54
Flight Time(secs) 0.16 0.33 0.67 1.39 2.16 2.98 3.87 4.82
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 90 60 29 22 18
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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